INSPIRING MARKET-BASED SOLUTIONS AT THE NEXUS OF
THE NATURAL, SOCIAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENTS.

Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities
through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PROGRAMS

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ATLANTA BETTER BUILDINGS CHALLENGE

Initiated by Mayor Kasim Reed’s Office of Sustainability and in support of the City’s Power to Change sustainability plan the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC)...

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EARTHCRAFT

The EarthCraft green building certification program was developed by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface in 1999...

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GRANTS TO GREEN

Grants to Green provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits. This partnership between The Community Foundation...

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THE JOURNAL

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Biophilic Design Integrated into Southeast Design Showhouse

Biophilic design is a principle behind Hope and Will’s Room, a playroom showcasing how spaces impact our health, which was on display in the Southeast Design Showroom, hosted by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, in Atlanta earlier this year.

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Small Commercial Buildings Benefit from ACBI

Over the past three years, Southface has conducted research on the small commercial building sector through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Advanced Commercial Building Initiative (ACBI) aims to demystify building systems and remove barriers to resource efficiency. The small commercial sector (buildings less than 50,000 sq. ft.) has long been a…

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Georgia Power Company’s Integrated Resource Plan Provides More Inclusive Energy Efficiency Access

On July 28, the 2016 IRP proceeding came to a close with the PSC ordering a clear investment in low-income multifamily affordable housing EE.

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Check out this cool project, and learn how biophilic design positively impacts health!https://t.co/D4iXgFNUZs
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

dennis-creech-4x5 Since 1978, Southface has worked with consumers, the construction and development industry and policymakers to forge market-based solutions for creating green jobs, clean energy solutions and sustainable communities. Recognizing that buildings produce nearly half of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, we believe that sustainability initiatives and advocacy focused on the built environment are key to addressing global climate change.

THE CALENDAR

Southface has many ways you can get involved. Education, tours and special events are just a few. To view the full list of upcoming events click below.

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SUSTAINABILITY CIRCLE SPONSORS

Baker Donalson
SEEA
The JPB Foundation
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Turner Foundation Inc.
Bradley Currey
Energy Foundation
Global Renewable Energy Association
Mitsubishi Electric
Mohawk Group
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Superior Essex
Sheldon Cohen
The Kendera Fund
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